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Gov to introduce afternoon meals for Primary School children: Education Minister

February 02, Colombo (LNW): Education Minister Susil Premajayantha has officially declared the government’s decision to institute a daily afternoon meal programme for children in primary grades attending government schools, Lankadeepa reported.

Commencing from March of this year, all children in primary grades will receive lunch as part of this initiative.

The government has allocated approximately Rs. 16 billion for the implementation of this project, with an estimated daily cost of Rs. 110 per child.

Minister Premajayantha underscored the significance of this programme in addressing nutritional needs and ensuring the well-being of primary school children.

The introduction of afternoon meals aims to enhance the overall educational experience and contribute to the health and development of young learners.

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